Living with parents? This Concordia University student is glad she never left

Living with parents? This Concordia University student is glad she never left

Finances forced her hand, but the living situation also helped her appreciate her parents.
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His side hustle? This Minnesota professional earns extra money shoveling snow

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His side hustle? This Minnesota professional earns extra money shoveling snow
Shoveling isn't easy, but the work reminds him where he came from.
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I used to wince when colleagues used the word "cute" to describe our patients.
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I've spent dozens of holiday seasons politely smiling at the Salvation Army bell ringers and the random strangers who wish me "merry Christmas." They have no idea, nor any care, that I don't celebrate the holiday.
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How bad does it get with postpartum depression? This Minnesota mom explains

I thought a baby would bring joy to our lives.
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November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving surprise: I stumbled upon the truth about mom's 'secret' recipe

She was a terrible cook, a wonderful mother – and she lied to me about pecan pie.
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My interracial relationship was targeted by an internet troll

An anonymous commenter taught me a lot about racism and white privilege.
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Why this Minnesotan gave up deer hunting after just one season

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